cede definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To surrender possession of, particularly by treaty. See Synonyms at relinquish.
    • To produce; grant: The debater declined to cede the purpose to her adversary.
    • To produce or surrender; to give up; to resign.
  • verb:
    • To give up, cave in, hand out.
    • relinquish ownership or control over
    • offer over; surrender or relinquish to your real control over another
  • others:
    • To produce; give way; distribute.
    • To pass; be transported; lapse.
    • To produce or formally resign and surrender to another; relinquish and transfer; quit; make over: because, to cede a fortress, province, or nation by pact.
    • To yield; grant. [Rare.]
    • To move, deliver, express, grant.

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